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Beer Caramel Sauce: Jalapeno IPA Caramel

Beer Caramel Sauce: Jalapeno IPA Caramel

Jalapeno Beer Caramel sauce is something you could easily side-eye. I get that. What do you even do with it?! Don’t you worry, I’ve got that covered.

Not only am I hooking you up with a super easy caramel sauce recipe, I’ve also got some really easy ideas of how you’re just dying to use it (you are, trust me).

First: Grilled Pineapple with Jalapeno Beer Caramel Sauce. Didn’t I tell you? You just oohhh-ed to yourself thinking about it. But I have some more, I’ve thought about this for a bit.

  • Chicken and Waffles with Jalapeno Beer Caramel Sauce
  • Vanilla Ice Cream with Jalapeno Beer Caramel Sauce
  • Mini Doughnuts with Jalapeno Beer Caramel Dipping Sauce (right?!)
  • Sour Apples with Jalapeno Beer Caramel Dipping Sauce

You see what I’m saying? I know that at first sight it might not seem like something you’d want to make due to lack of possible uses, but there you go. Now you not only have a recipe for a quick and memorable caramel sauce, you also have recipe ideas as well as a great reason to open a beer.

You’re welcome.

I used this amazing DIPA from Barrage Brewing Company that I loved before I even opened it because of the name, obviously.  (Thanks @InkedBeerLover for sending it my way!)

Beer Caramel Sauce: Jalapeno IPA Caramel


  • 1 cup 200g sugar
  • ½ cup 4oz IPA beer, plus 2 tablespoons (30mL)
  • 2 tablespoons 28g butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 large jalapeno sliced
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream


  • Add the sugar, and ½ cup beer to a pot over high heat. Stir until the sugar has dissolved, then don’t stir again until the end. Swirl the pan to redistribute the sugar when necessary.
  • Boil until dark amber in color, about 6 minutes, remove from heat.
  • Immediately stir in the butter, salt, jalapeno, heavy cream and remaining beer (it’s best to have this all prepped and ready to go prior to this step).
  • Stir until the butter has dissolved. Allow to steep for ten minutes.
  • Remove the jalapenos.
  • Add the sauce to an airtight container, store in the fridge until ready to use.


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Dan August 8, 2018 um 1:44 pm

"Allow to steep for ten minutes."
Do we shut off the burner at this point? Just want to confirm.


Jackie August 8, 2018 um 1:48 pm

yes, it should be off heat once you stir the last ingredients in.


Ben Endicott February 15, 2020 um 6:37 pm

How long would you say this will keep, if I want to make it in advance?


Jackie February 16, 2020 um 2:17 pm

it will last a while, at least a few weeks, if you keep it refrigerated.


Martha Villegas June 8, 2021 um 11:50 pm

can I use a blonde to make this Sauce??
thank you ..


Jackie June 9, 2021 um 9:30 am

Yep! That would work just fine, lower overall beer flavor but would work


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